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Arizona State Poetry Society

 














The conduit that connects the creative poetic voice, especially


in rural and remote areas of Arizona; we are connected to


excellent poetry and stimulated by the resonance of


other poets. Roberta L. Howard, CEO, NAVCARE 





 

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January 2018 Monthly Contest Winners

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Paul Callahan--Flight of Snowbirds


Gail Denham--Cajun Senior

                         --Look Up


Charles Firmage--Nearest Place to Heaven


Bill Guthrie --Abandoned Dreams

                      --The Perfect


Arjai Barrington Kennedy--Art Gallery


Janet Rives--To Be an Artist


Mariana Warner--Forecast


Stuart Watkins Presents at Sun City Chapter

Posted by [email protected] on January 7, 2018 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Stuart Watkins, Vice President of ASPS, recently presented a poetry program to members of an Arizona State Poetry Society chapter. Marlene Little of the Sun City Chapter of ASPS invited Stuart to present a program on, "The Book I Am Going to Write."


It was a fantastic success.


The poets and writers in attendence wrote poems that brought tears to the eyes of many in the group. They all went home with a note pad to continue their writes about a key that opened up memories and things from their past, so they could continue, or start, the book they are "Going to Write." The group of writers from the Sun City Chapter shared some fantastic writes.


Stuart hopes that some of the wonderful, warm writes that came form his presentation will result in poems being published, or a book being started and fininshed, before the end of 2018!

2016 and 2017 Sandcutters

Posted by [email protected] on January 7, 2018 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The 2016 Sandcutters journal with the monthly and annual contest winners and a featured artist has been mailed to all members, winners and judges.


We have also mailed the 2017 Sandcutters to all members. Paul Callahan and his team did a beautiful job of producing the 2017 issue of our annual ASPS poetry journal. There will be an opportunity to purchase additional copies of this issue and we will post a notice on the ASPS website as soon as that capability is available. Until then, enjoy your 2017 Sandcutters!


December 2017 Monthly Contest Winners

Posted by [email protected] on January 6, 2018 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Arjai Barrington Kennedy     Sunday with Grandmother


Paul Callahan                         The Working Man


Gail Denham                          Dancing Rocks


Charles Firmage                    Cold Cadillacs in Amarillo


Charles Firmage                           Night Visitor


Alan Perry                               More


Christy White                         Broken Stones


Christy White                         The Shape of Animals


Eva Willis                               My Favorite Poetry: An Ode to Me


November 2017 Monthly Contest Winners

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Charles Firmage    Come Home Soon


Chrales Firmage    Ink Stains


Mark Hudson         Macho Model


Ann Penton           A Dry Spell


Ann Penton           haiku: "rounded boxing glove..."


Alan Perry             Nightfall


Jane Stuart           A Winter Caravan


Christy White        All the Beautiful Stories


Christy White        Borealis


October 2017 Monthly Contest Winners

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Gail Denham - Makes Me No Never Mind


Charles Firmage - A New World’s Dawning


Charles Firmage - Yesterday’s Tears


Mark Hudson - It’s Easy to Forget


Ann Penton - Flight of Fancy


Alan Perry - Played


Janet Rives - Childhood Blues


Janet Rives - Of Mineral and Light


Jane Stuart - Timeless

July - September 2017 Monthly Contest Winners

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September 2017 Winners

 

Von Bourland                   A Six Year Old’s Naptime

                                          Firefly Trees            

 

Paul Callahan                    Harrington

 

Charles Firmage                Fattening Frogs for Snakes

                                           God and Papa                               

                                           No Smoking Please – 1968

                               

Ann Penton                        Haiku:  “loosely tethered…”                     

 

Kim Sosin                           Mother’s Journal

 

Mariana Warner                  Old Fashioned         

 


August 2017 Winners

 

Von Bourland                     April Rain

                                           Nighthawk

 

David Byrn                         What is Salmon?

                                             Fadeout

 

Gail Denham                      Haiku:  “reprieve at noon…”

                                           Memaloose Retreat  …family – past, present

 

Charles Firmage                 The Gift

 

Jane Stuart                          An Autumn Butterfly

                                           A Summer Dream



July 2017 Winners

 

Von Bourland                     Asthmatic Dreams

 

Paul Callahan                      Summer Monsoon

                                            Nature’s Smile

 

Gail Denham                      Haiku:  “daffodils sighted…”

 

Charles Firmage                 We Won’t Be Back Till Dawn

 

Ann Penton                        Concerto in B Minor for Crochet Hook and Yarn

 

Alan Perry                          Bow Valley Watchers

 

Janet McMillan Rives        This is the Day

                                            Penmanship  --  for Cassandra

April, May & June 2017 Monthly Contest Winners

Posted by [email protected] on July 4, 2017 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi there!

Sorry our updates and news items have been unattended. Below are the winners from the last three months.


APRIL 2017

Alan Perry - Cacti

Charles Firmage - Last Summer Roses

David Byrn - What is Xanthic?

Gail Denham - Grandma's Kitchen

Von Bourland - Tin Top Road

Mark Hudson - The Salem Sonnet & Discussing Guinea Pigs Over Eel

Ann Penton - Watching the Lake Ice Up & Haiku "The pup assembles"


MAY 2017

Charles Firmage - Memories

Janet McMillan Rives - Like a String on My Finger

Gail Denham - Letting Go

Ann Penton - Pondering the Ending

Von Bourland - No Winter Song Sounds

David Byrn - The Sycamores

Jane Stuart - To the Last Troubador

Paul Callahan - Dawn

Kim Soisin - Why Didn't We Ask?


JUNE 2017

Mark Hudson - Loss of Art

Ann Penton - Upturned Canoes & "X" is the Unknown

Charles Firmage - Chasing Lady Luck & Cafe Down the Street

Mariana Warner - Conundrum

David Byrn - Amused by My Muse

Paula Ashley - After My High School Reunion & Memories of a School Girl


I'll have a little more time in the coming months, so expect to see me posting more often!

Christy

March 2017 Monthly Contest Winners

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March 2017 Sandcutters Winners are:


Paula Ashley - The China Cabinet

 

Janet McMillan Rives - Journey

 

Von S. Bourland - Wind Break

 

Charles Firmage - Evening Shadows

                              Woods and Trolls

 

David Byrn - Boisterous Reverence

 

Mariana G. Warner - The Feminine Mistake

 

Jane Stuart - A Merry Morning

                     An Early Morning (cinquain)

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our monthly contest and congratulations to the winners! Checks are on the way!

 

January & February 2017 Monthly Contest Winners

Posted by [email protected] on March 11, 2017 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Hello!

I've been very busy the last several months with, you know, LIFE and school and my fulltime job and family. But here are the monthly winners for the last two months. Certificates and checks for February winners will be in the mail on Monday, 3/13.


Thank you to everyone who participated and keep writing, keep submitting!


JANUARY 2017 MONTHLY CONTEST WINNERS


Life Traces                                             Janet Rives


Teddy Bear on the Train                   Mark Hudson


Treasure of the Sierra Madre           David Byrn

What is Buff?

Sawdust


A Leg to Stand On                                Ann Penton


New Winter Moon                               Charles Firmage


Forgetting                                              Mariana Warner

What Happened

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2017 MONTHLY CONTEST WINNERS


In the Corner, a Piano                         Ann Penton

Haiku, “hummingbird feeder…”


Helen Keller                                           Mark Hudson


Friendship                                             Paul Callahan

Autumn Window

Golden Poppy Sonnet

                                                           

An Evening Yesterday                        Jane Stuart                                                         


Arizona on my Mind                           Eva Marie Willis                                               


Endangered                                           David Byrn                                                         

 


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